Donald Trump’s lawyers continue to argue that the former president did not incite his supporters to lay siege to the Capitol, and they did so by citing the findings of…The Gateway Pundit.
Despite the fact that Trump told his supporters “if you don’t fight like hell, you’re not going to have a country anymore” the day of the insurrection, his lawyers claim that the president’s supporters acted “of their own accord.”
This argument is made on page 9 of the brief, and it cites a Gateway Pundit blog claiming a connection between the Capitol mob and Black Lives Matter.
Read the full article. This weekend Twitter permanently banned homocon Gateway Pundit founder Jim Hoft, citing repeated false claims about the election. Also this weekend a study of fake election news spread by verified Twitter users found Hoft to be the worst purveyor of those lies.
The Trump lawyers’ anti-impeachment filing links to an article in The Gateway Pundit, an awful conspiracy website, that falsely claims “anti-Trump groups primarily perpetrated insurrection on the U.S. Capitol.”
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) February 8, 2021
After citing the Gateway Pundit in their trial brief, Trump’s lawyers chide the Democrats for “astonishingly” citing BLOGS (@lawfareblog, @dorfonlaw, among others) in their brief pic.twitter.com/aZ9BM9Xt9t
— Sam Brodey (@sambrodey) February 8, 2021
TRUMP TRIAL BRIEF also pushes the pernicious notion that a substantive swath of the rioters were “anti-Trump” … citing Gateway Pundit as evidence. pic.twitter.com/96JJVt9WUS
— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) February 8, 2021